Best golf courses in South Africa


So, where are the best golf courses in South Africa? Well based on votes from a few different sources, I have compiled this top 5 list (in no particular order).

1. Leopard Creek

  • Location: Nelspruit
  • Designer: Gary Player
  • Par: 72
  • About Leopard Creek: Players will often see wild animals roaming on the golf course. The course also has several holes that are bordering on the Crocodile River.

2. Pecanwood Golf and Country Club

  • Location: Hartbeespoort
  • Designer: Jack Nicklaus
  • Par: 72
  • About Pecanwood Golf and Country Club: The estate is set against the backdrop of the amazing Magaliesberg Mountains. The course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers good challenges for golfers.

3. Gary Player Country Club

  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Designer: Gary Player
  • Par: 72
  • About Gary Player Country Club: This course is probably one of the toughest in South Africa, and is also one of the longest. Receiving votes that rank it in the top 30 golf courses in the world (outside the US).

4. Pearl Valley Golf Estate

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Designer: Jack Nicklaus
  • Par: 72
  • About Pearl Valley Golf Estate: The course is surrounded by the Paarl Mountain Range and Berg River, and the course accommodates all levels of golfers.

5. Durban Country Club

  • Location: Durban
  • Designer: George Waterman
  • Par: 72
  • About Durban Country Club: The course is built on top of sand dunes, which makes it particularly challenging. As well as being placed so close to the Indian Ocean, where the wind proves to be quite an obstacle.

Which course in South Africa is your favourite?